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Lessons from history part 1: BPM Straight Up - Separating Fact from Fiction

Lessons from history part 1: BPM Straight Up - Separating Fact from Fiction | Living Process | Scoop.it
Have you had one or more business improvement or transformation projects that just didn’t deliver what was expected?  Most companies do!  The question is why?
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from Dan Morris at the Process Excellence Network. Those who do don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it...Lessons From History applicable to the future of Living Process.

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Keep the Ship of IT Pointed Towards Delivering Value | Software ...

Keep the Ship of IT Pointed Towards Delivering Value | Software ... | Living Process | Scoop.it
The stovepipe/factory model of IT has supported the creation of insular specialists, such as development methodologists, process improvement specialists, project managers and DBAs. This isolation cuts off decision making ...
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from @TCagley : "Processes and methods need to be reassessed periodically based on current conditions, organizational needs and values." The interesting point of the article is its emphasis on the last point: values.

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How to Test the Pulse of your Processes and See if they are Still Alive!

How to Test the Pulse of your Processes and See if they are Still Alive! | Living Process | Scoop.it
Many processes are like zombies. They wake up in the morning, brush their teeth, take the train ride to work and start working. For four hours they check their emails, put of fires and curse the work they do.
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Avoid the zombie process apocalypse! "Don’t let your processes wander around like zombies. Revive them by determining the highest value your customers are seeking from your business and execute on these priorities by motivating employees with best-in-class work practices."


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Manage Your Living Process...

Manage Your Living Process... | Living Process | Scoop.it
In my last blog, I talked about processes always being in a state of change.  Documents that are constantly being changed are referred to as ‘living’ documents.  I contend that since processes are ...
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More good stuff from Scott Cleveland at It's All About Process. Do you have a process to improve your processes?

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Shift from continuous improvement to continuous innovation | Brad Power

Shift from continuous improvement to continuous innovation | Brad Power | Living Process | Scoop.it

Continuous improvement can be a little bit like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic if your business is in the process of being disrupted by fast-moving digital innovators...

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Why all customer-driven companies need to innovate to get ahead of disruption...and how continuous improvement and innovation go together. Nice video interview with Brad Power at @PEXNetwork

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What Kind of Digital Company Are You?

What Kind of Digital Company Are You? | Living Process | Scoop.it

via Accountingweb.com: For years, the accounting profession has been looking for better tools for digitally managing their documents and integrating that process with all the tools that allow them to deliver...

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View of process from the accounting domain. "Once you put a process in place and begin to use it, don't think you're done. Great companies always re-assess why they are doing something...Bake it a bit, let people think about it, challenge it, ask why we're doing it, then implement and re-assess." Living Processes ought to include a means for that challenge and re-assessment.

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Living Process?

Living Process? | Living Process | Scoop.it
Improved your process, is that all there is?
You have uncovered a problem process.  You have accurately documented the process and you have put in place some metrics that can be objectively measured.
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Scott's article shared via BPM Leader.

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: HELL ON EARTH? (KATHERINE KIRK) - LKCE13

We all seem to love the term ’continuous improvement’ - which is an honourable intention. But in reality ’continuous improvement’ can be hell on earth.  - e.g. to always be ’not good enough’. This talk reflects on what continuous improvement really feels like on the ground and explores how we might want to approach 'getting better'.

Living Process's insight:

Katherine Kirk suggests that sustainable, innovative application solutions require: aspiration, investigation, judiciousness.

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